In this week’s talk from the book Not Always So, by Shunryu Suzuki, he says “When you understand that there is something more than spiritual or material, more than right or wrong, that is reality.”
We’ve been reading Not Always So, a collection of talks by Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki. In this week’s talk, called Sincere Practice, he says “To develop your well-polished eye, or clear, unbiased judgment, it is important to give up or be ready to give up everything…because of your faulty judgment, the teaching does not make much sense.
We’ve been reading Not Always So, a collection of talks by Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki. In this week’s talk, called The Boss of Everything, he says “If someone asks me why I practice, I may answer that it is to have a well-oriented mind…The reason we practice meditation is to be the boss of everything. Wherever we are.”
From Shunryu Suzuki’s talk on Wherever I Go, I meet Myself: Everyday life is our practice. Instead of being enslaved by the thinking mind or the imagination or emotional activity, we just think in its true sense….This kind of pure thinking is the thinking we have in our practice, so we always have freedom from ourselves…
From Shunryu Suzuki’s talk on True Concentration: To appreciate things and people, our minds need to be calm and clear.
When you study something with your whole mind and body, you will have a direct experience….When your practice is good enough, whatever you see, whatever you do, that is the direct experience of reality.